Her Private Pain: £15,000 awarded for misuse of private information on Facebook
Last week, a High Court judge in England ordered a man to pay his niece £15,000 (nearly $19,000 USD) in aggravated damages for making a Facebook post about her struggles with mental health and self-harming. The Court found that the Uncle committed the torts of
Can the Rockets Rebound? The NBA’s Twitter Problem in China
One tweet from the general manager of an NBA team shows us how a well-intentioned post on social media can have explosive financial and political impact. It also serves as a stark reminder of internet censorship in China. Two weeks ago, the General Manager of an
DeepFakes and False Lights: what does the law say?
What do Scarlett Johansson, cyber intelligence experts and some law makers have in common? Their shared concern about AI-generated videos. This post is from February 2019 and much has changed since then. For more recent commentary, view the deepfakes tag. Known as "Deepfakes," these videos can have
From stealing to kneeling, what do NFL player contracts say about “bad” behavior?
Three times each year, two professional American football teams journey across the pond to play against each other in the NFL London Games. This weekend however, four players from the Jacksonville Jaguars made headlines for something they did off the field. They were arrested under suspicion of fraud by false
NDAs and the Sound of Silence
“When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” ― Yevgeny Yevtushenko The #MeToo movement has brought Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) as a way to silence allegations of sexual harassment into the public debate. In light of controversies surrounding Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein and now - Sir Philip